Operation Trident


  • Operation Trident was launched against Pakistan on 4th December, 1971
  • 4th December is celebrated as Navy Day
  • During the 1971 India-Pakistan war, the Indian Navy had played a significant role in the bombing of the Karachi harbour, the stronghold of the Pakistani Navy.
  • In this attack, Indian Navy sank four Pakistani vessels and ravaged the Karachi harbour fuel fields.
  • Operation Trident had also resulted in first use of anti-ship missiles in the Arabian Sea region.


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